15 November, 2007

The African Sable Antelope

Few animals are as graceful, and as strikingly beautiful and spectacular to look at, as the African Sable. Of which, there are four recognized species:  the Zambian (Hippotragus niger kirkii), Common or Southern (Hippotragus niger niger), Eastern (Hippotragus niger roosevelti), and the Giant or Angolan (Hippotragus niger variani). All are endangered, some are on the IUCN red list of the critically endangered animals. If poaching for these antelopes continues at this fast rate, they may one day be extinct in the wild.
More on the Sables: Wild-about-you, AWF, sav-venues, Suite101, bluewaterbiggame, wildwatch.com, africawildlifeguide, Wildlife Africa, Thinkquest, Africanconservation, National Geographic, Flickr Photos

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